Is treatment for your poor dental health really going to call for a root canal? For some patients, the idea of root canal therapy can be off-putting, even though they are lacking details on what this procedure involves and why it might be recommended. Simply put, a root canal addresses internal tooth issues. When the inner chamber of your tooth (the pulp) becomes infected or injured, the health of your tooth can deteriorate over time and leave you vulnerable to oral health complications. Sunny Smiles can bring you in for root canal therapy and address trouble within the tooth structure so that it does not worsen, and so that your tooth can be saved.
Why You Might Need A Root Canal As Part Of Your Cavity Treatment
Not every cavity treatment involves root canal therapy. At your appointment, your dentist will check on the severity of a cavity before recommending this or any other approach to restorative dental work. In many cases, treatment can only call for a dental filling. With that said, this treatment becomes necessary when a cavity causes an infection within the tooth structure. At this point, the bacteria can infect the living tissues that support your tooth, and eventually move through the roots to cause more problems for your well-being.
What A Root Canal Does To Restore Your Oral Health
During your root canal, your dentist carefully accesses your pulp so that bacteria and damaged tissues can be removed. After this space is properly treated, the pulp can be sealed to keep it safe from further trouble. At this point, your dentist will restore your tooth with a dental crown.
A root canal stops bacteria from spreading to the point where a tooth cannot be saved. It also stops an infection from moving beyond the tooth, which means this procedure prevents potentially serious oral health complications!
Restoring Your Tooth After Your Root Canal Is Performed
After your tooth is restored, it will receive a custom dental crown. A custom crown provided by your dentist can do more than just provide functional support. When in place, a crown made from material like porcelain or zirconia can actually match your tooth structure and give you important bite support. This long-term protection lets you bite, chew, smile, and speak the way you did before you had to undergo care!
Talk To Sunny Smiles To Schedule A Root Canal
By scheduling a root canal procedure, you arrange treatment that can save a tooth at risk of being lost due to infection from a cavity or physical injury. Sunny Smiles can provide this service, then restore the tooth’s structure to ensure that you can still bite, chew, and speak without difficulties. To find out more, you can contact our El Paso, TX, dentists’ office on N Zaragoza Rd by calling 915-849-9000.